• DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS OR AREAS NEAR THESE UNITS. Surface units may
be hot even though they are dark in color. Areas near surface units may become hot
enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other
flammable materials touch these areas until they have had sufficient time to cool. Among
these areas are the cooktop and areas facing the cooktop.
• Wear Proper Apparel. Loose-fitting or hanging garments should never be worn
while using the appliance. Do not let clothing or other flammable materials contact hot
Never use your appliance for warming or heating the room.
• Do Not Use Water or Flour on Grease Fires. Smother the fire with a pan lid, or use
baking soda, a dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
• When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or grease may catch fire if allowed to
become too hot.
• Use Only Dry Pot holders. Moist or damp pot holders on hot surfaces may result in
burns from steam. Do not let the pot holders touch hot surface units. Do not use a towel or
other bulky cloth instead of a pot holder.
• Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers. Buildup of pressure may cause the container
to burst and result in injury.
IMPORTANT. Do not attempt to operate the cooktop during a power failure. If the power
fails, always turn off the cooktop. If the cooktop is not turned off and the power resumes, the
cooktop will begin to operate again. Food left unattended could catch fire or spoil.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR COOKTOP
• Know which knob controls each surface unit.
• Clean the appliance regularly to keep all parts free of grease that could catch fire.
Exhaust fan ventilation hoods and grease filters should be kept clean. Do not allow grease to
accumulate on hood or filter. Greasy deposits in the fan could catch fire. When flaming food
under the hood, turn fan on. Refer to hood manufacturer's instructions for cleaning.
• Use Proper Pan Size. This appliance is equipped with one or more surface units of different
sizes. Select utensils having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit. The use of
undersized utensils will expose a portion of the surface heating unit to direct contact and may
result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to element will also improve